Dr. Mary Kalapurackal

Visiting Consultant Palliative Medicine


One of the most respected veteran Palliative Medicine Consultant in Central Travancore. Dr Mary Kalapurackal is having more than 55 years of experience in all fields of Medicine and Palliative Care. She was one of the pioneers Doctors in Caritas Hospital from its very beginning in 1960’s. Having being trained in abroad and India, she had given her valuable contribution to the society and Archdiocese of Kottayam through her value based dedicated service. She was a strong pillar behind the starting of Mercy Hospital, Alexnagar, Kannur.

She is the Consultant in Palliative Care Unit, Caritas Cancer Institute from 2004 onwards.


Professional Qualification

BCCPM Calicut Medical College

MD from Julius Maximilian’s University,Wuersburg,Germany, In 1965

Medical examination from Julius Maximilian’s University, Wuersburg Germany, in 1964


Work Experience

Work experience of more than 30 years at Caritas Hospital, as Medical Officer

The first CMO of Mercy Hospital Alexnagar, Kannur, during  1972-1975

Worked at St.Elisabth Hospital Julich Germany for 3 years

Was the senior faculty Department of Radiology St.Elisabeth Hospital Rheydt Germany

Was the CMO of Mercy Hospital Payyavoor, Kannur  from 1980 to 1992



Knanaya Lukes Organisation Award, in memory of Luke Puthenpurackal, Neendoor, in 2011

D Chacko Memorial Jeevakarunya Award in 2013

Best Palliative Care unit award NGO Kottayam District by Kottayam Grama Panchayat in 2014

K.C.B.C Award during the year of mercy (2015) for ger merciful services to the society


She is proficient in Malayalam, English & German.

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